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Royal Rookery: Restoring Queen Bess Island

It’s been fifty-one years since the brown pelican was reintroduced to Louisiana after the species completely disappeared from the state due to pesticide use in the 1960s. Since then, the pelicans have thrived on Queen Bess Island, making it the third largest brown pelican rookery in Louisiana. Another battle looms, however.

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Four Generations of LSU Tigers

Incoming freshman Jane Hamilton is a fourth-generation LSU Tiger. Hamilton, of Spring Lake, N.J., is the daughter and granddaughter of passionate LSU alumni. Their dedication and love of LSU began with Jane’s maternal great-grandfather. “I have been visiting the campus my whole life. I’ve always known I would be going to LSU. I feel like I’ve been waiting my four high school years to go,” Hamilton said.

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LSU Giving Day 2020: Be a Champion for LSU. Be a Champion for Each Other.

The second annual LSU Giving Day is Wednesday, April 22. Join us on social media and at This year, we don’t have a dollar or donor goal; instead, we are focused on showing support for our fellow Tigers. We are champions on the field, in every field, and -  most importantly - for each other. Over the last month we have witnessed Tigers around the world supporting each other and the communities we live in. Our commitment to helping others knows no bounds. On Giving Day 2020 we will celebrate all of our true Tigers. 


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There are many ways that you can participate in Giving Day 2020. We hope you'll join in the fun and participate in one or more ways:

1. Celebrate the Class of 2020

Raise a toast to the LSU Class of 2020! These tenacious Tigers are continuing to work hard from home to reach their dreams and earn their degrees so that they can join the elite group we are proud to call LSU alumni. Cheer them on by sharing a video toast or a piece of advice for a new grad just entering the next chapter of their life. What do you wish a fellow Tiger had shared with you? Remember to use   #LSUGivingDay on your post so we can share it! 

2. Share Your Talents

Share your talents with your fellow Tigers and the world. Give us a performance, teach us something new, or show us what you’ve been working on at home. Your #LSUGivingDay post could be shared on LS U Alumni Association and LSU's social media accounts! 

3. Show Your LSU Spirit

Join our virtual Spirit Hour! Show off your Tiger pride by using #LSUGivingDay to share your campus memories (maybe you could share your FIRST pic taken at LSU and your LAST pic taken at LSU), reconnect with classmates (tag your college roomies or classmates and reminisce about the good old days), recreat e LSU traditions at home (a virtual tailgate in the backyard sounds good to us), or show us your best TikTok video! So don that LSU gear and get ready to show your Tiger spirit!


4. Send Messages of Hope

Be a champion for each other. We want to lift up our fellow  Tigers by filling their timelines with positivity. Use #LSUGivingDay to m ake them laugh, share who or what inspires you every day, or tell us your best self - care tips.





Ti gers who are able and inclined to give are asked to please consider supporting the following giving funds:

LSU Alumni Association Emergency Operations Fund

LSU Alumni Association General Scholarship Fund

LSU Student Emergency Support Fund

We are excited to stand together with our fellow Tigers on April 22nd. With a spirit this strong, our future shines bright. Visit for more information.

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Jacob Hester Named LSU Alumni Association 2018 Honorary National Fund Chair

No. 18 for 2018

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